Kitchen and Butler Pantry
“The house is Arts and Crafts-like,” says Bilotta Kitchens’ Randy O’Kane, CKD. “I wanted to get away from the traditional white kitchen.” The SubZero refrigerator is hidden behind stunning rouge acrylic panels with hand-painted gold stenciling. Playful metallic elements shimmer throughout the space, from the sheen in the walls to the stunning, satin-finish light that hangs over the breakfast table. The kitchen’s backsplash consists of vertically stacked decorative tile pieces with a ginkgo-like motif; the butler’s pantry backsplash is of brownish-red glass. The bamboo stools and breakfast table legs suggest an Asian feel.
The kitchen features the details that define the Arts and Crafts style including the beveled inset cabinets with the protruding butt hinges and the pyramid-shaped hardware. Dark Emperador countertops and custom-crafted sinks work well with the vintage red oak hardwood floors and are offset by the light cabinets in both the kitchen and butler’s pantry. The kitchen island boasts a wide, custom-built, reclaimed wood countertop with hammered-metal corners. Its design, which leaves ample surface space for cooking, “was inspired by a Louis Vuitton trunk,” O’Kane says. The island itself houses state-of-the-art appliances, like a pull-out microwave and refrigerator drawer, and a food pantry.
FROM ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE WOODS: Vintage red oak wood floors FROM BILOTTA KITCHENS: Custom-colored cabinets and high-gloss acrylic refrigerator panels and range hood detailing by Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry; Cabinet hardware by Restoration Hardware; Decorative faux finishing on walls and refrigerator by Robert Piciulli and Patti Seymour; Table, Danish chair, and walnut stools by McGuire Furniture; Tableware and other kitchen accessories from Michael Aram courtesy of Bloomingdale’s; Flowers courtesy of Katie Murphy FROM CENTRAL PLUMBING SPECIALTIES: Cifial wall-mount sink and four-hole sink and side spray; Strainers by Mounting Plumbing Products FROM HI-LIGHT DECORATING: Murray Feiss Lighting island light and wall sconces; Uttermost metal shade pendant light FROM LEIBERT’S ROYAL GREEN APPLIANCE CENTER: Sharp pull-out microwave oven; SubZero refrigerator; Wolfe 48-inch dual-fuel range; Miele dishwasher and espresso machine FROM MARBLE AMERICA: Marble countertops and sinks FROM MURPHY BROTHERS CONTRACTING: Island countertop made from 200-year-old reclaimed white oak beams FROM WATERWORKS: Ceramic kitchen backsplash; Butler’s pantry glass backsplash.